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Ameren Distribution Technical Advisor in St. Louis, Missouri

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About The Position

The Distribution Technical Advisor is primarily responsible for the safe operation of the distribution system; including substation operations, distribution automation, and subtransmission system operation and maintenance activities as well as assists the DSOS restore electric service to customer during emergencies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the safe and timely completion of distribution system maintenance and repairs with emphasis on adherence to company standards, procedures, and policies, including designs for new business, replacements, relocations, maintenance, system upgrades and expansions.

  • Provide technical assistance and direction to the Distribution Systems Operations Supervisors (DSOS) and Distribution Control Office (DCO) Superintendents.

  • Work with Trouble Department, Division personnel and other Company departments, performing distribution planning and engineering analysis of subtransmission and distribution systems to identify capacity or operational deficiencies and corresponding infrastructure improvement plans.

  • Apply broad knowledge across Distribution Operating and coordinate cross-discipline efforts.

  • Oversees complex switching requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures.

  • Shares own expertise for the good of the organization. Contributes through others; develops, mentors, & coaches co-workers in Distribution Operations.

  • Provide engineering expertise in the DCO for all maintenance and restoration activities on the subtransmission and distribution systems.

  • Write, review, and dispatch switching orders to isolate equipment which may include analyzing loads and equipment ratings. Maintain accurate records of these orders.

  • Identify issues or alarms that require engineering expertise. Analyze the situation and provide the information necessary to restore outages in a safe and timely manner.

  • Communicate effectively and act as a Subject Matter Expert with multiple internal and external stakeholders including construction divisions, operations, engineering work groups, governmental personnel, and customers

  • Provide mentoring and informal coaching for DSOSs.

  • May serve as a primary switch writer for complex switching activities.

  • May serve as a trainer for incoming DSOSs and existing co-workers.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for training DSOSs. Contribute information for the training material.

  • Perform starting supervisor duties on distribution, transmission, and customer switchgear startups.

  • Assist in the programming and implementation of distribution automation schemes.

  • Use knowledge of power quality to determine the source of customer issues.

  • Perform technical system studies including load flow analysis, and/or short circuit analysis to determine system loading during contingencies and to determine fault locations.

  • Identify issues or alarms that require expert analysis from various company personnel (System Relay Services, Planning, and Substation Maintenance) and utilize these experts, whether during regular or off hours. Coordinate responses to make determination of best course of action to maintain system reliability, while maintaining public and employee safety.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university required. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering preferred. Professional Engineer (P.E.) License is preferred. Seven or more years of electric utility distribution engineering experience required.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

The Distribution Technical Advisor works in an office and field environment which can include walking over rough terrain. Subject to emergency call-out and duty supervisor responsibilities. May be called in after hours or required to work in unpleasant weather conditions. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required. Working knowledge of corporate computer applications (OAS, CSS, DOJM, ADMS, Synergee, Aspen) preferred. Must possess good analytical, decision making, communication, organization and human relations skills, and be able to interact effectively with various stakeholders.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.